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    installation

    hi, i already install ubuntu to 2 pc which is desktop i386 and laptop amd64.for desktop i installed from windows xp and for laptop i install to free space hard disk. after install i found that for desktop it cant detect windows partition automatically rather than laptop which is already have a shortcut in Places panel. is this effect from how i install the distro?

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    Re: installation

    Well if you made a mistake during the installation on your desktop (i think it was) and overwrote everything instead of installing beside windows then your not going to see a windows partition anymore because there isnt one. I haven't heard of the installer not detecting other bootable partitions before.
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    Re: installation

    Quote Originally Posted by ilplinux_tester View Post
    hi, i already install ubuntu to 2 pc which is desktop i386 and laptop amd64.for desktop i installed from windows xp and for laptop i install to free space hard disk. after install i found that for desktop it cant detect windows partition automatically rather than laptop which is already have a shortcut in Places panel. is this effect from how i install the distro?
    on the desktop, can you still boot into windows?
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    Re: installation

    everything ok about booting windows and ubuntu. i just wonder why in desktop i not find windows partition shortcut in "Places" panel like in laptop

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    Re: installation

    OK, you said:
    for desktop i installed from windows xp and for laptop i install to free space hard disk. after install i found that for desktop it cant detect windows partition automatically rather than laptop which is already have a shortcut in Places panel. is this effect from how i install the distro?
    Now, "for desktop i installed from windows xp" sort of sounds like that may have been a Wubi install like this:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

    Whereas, "for laptop i install to free space hard disk", which sounds like a typical dual boot setup something like this:

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing

    That's the first thing we need to clear up.

    BTW, I gave Wubi a test drive but know very little about it if that's what we're dealing with.

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    Re: installation

    for desktop i mounted the partition manually, but in laptop already have a shortcut in "Places" panel

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    Re: installation

    So when you restart (or start) either computer you get the GRUB screen where you can choose which operating system to boot?

    And if so, in both computers, you can successfully boot both Windows and Ubuntu, eh?

    Bear with me, I'm dense

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    Re: installation

    Moved to Wubi Forum.
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    Re: installation

    Quote Originally Posted by Sef View Post
    Moved to Wubi Forum.
    Are you certain this is a Wubi install

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    Re: installation

    Now, "for desktop i installed from windows xp" sort of sounds like that may have been a Wubi install like this:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

    Whereas, "for laptop i install to free space hard disk", which sounds like a typical dual boot setup something like this:

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing
    yes that's the way i installed it

    So when you restart (or start) either computer you get the GRUB screen where you can choose which operating system to boot?

    And if so, in both computers, you can successfully boot both Windows and Ubuntu, eh?
    yes just like you said

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